Holacanthus ciliaris

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Common Name
Queen Angel
Binomial Name
Holacanthus ciliaris
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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomacanthidae
Genus: Holacanthus
Species: ciliaris


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Common Names

  • Queen Angel



Characteristics

Description

Information about the body shape, skeletal characteristics, how it appears, colouring etc.

Similar Species

  • H. bermudensis juveniles are very similar, generally having less blue on the exterior trailing section of the anal and dorsal fins. While juvenile H. bermudensis and H. ciliaris both have a yellow caudal fin adult H. bermudensis only retains a yellow margin. Unlike adult H. bermudensis, H. ciliaris have a dark spot at the base of their pectoral fin.

Maximum Size

Something about what size the it grows to in the wild, plus in captivity.

Associated Organisms

Anything that lives in sybiosis, parasitic or opportunistically with it.

Behaviour

Notes about what they do, how they interact with others, different species etc.



Captive Care

Tank Size

The size of tank suitable for it, including reasoning behind this judgement.

Water Flow

Type and amount of water flow suitable for it.

Lighting

How much lighting is required for it.

Feeding

What it requires in terms of feeding, type of foods and frequency.

Growth Rate

How quickly it will grow under various conditions.

Diseases

Things that adversely effect it, such as bacterial infections, parasites etc.

Other

Addition things / items that are important for care in captivity.



Gallery



Compatability

Fish

Does it have any fish that it should not be housed with?

Coral

Does it have coral that it is not compatible with?

Invertebrate

Is it compatible with other invertebrates such as molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms?



Reproduction

How it reproduces, how suitable it is to breeding or captive propagation, techniques on how to etc.



Local Ecology

Distribution

Which oceans and reefs it is found.

Habitat

Where it is found on the natural reefs, the reef zone.



Additional Information

Some additional notes on it that don't fit in the above sections.



Resources



References